Does Time Only Exist in Our Minds?

Does Time Only Exist in our Minds?

Time exists only in our minds. What does that mean? Clocks show us numbers, and we have been taught to know what the numbers mean. For example, a digital display shows the numbers 12:12, and you know it's 12 minutes past lunchtime, and you are 12 minutes late for a date.

Einstein invented relativity which implies that time is relative to your frame of reference. He postulated that the faster you move, the slower time moves and time stops at the speed of light. Furthermore, an object gets shorter and increases a greater amount of mass. 

I claim that Einstein misunderstood the concept of time, and we have been misled for 118 years, thinking that time has certain powers that define space and motion. 

His descriptions of frames of reference contain time dilation, which experiments and mathematics have proved, but they are using an error in time. 

Relativity is false because time doesn't exist as a separate item. Time only exists on clocks and in our minds. Please search the internet to show me where else you can observe time.

If Clocks Did Not Exist

If clocks don’t exist, then where can we see time? Well, you can look at the position of the Sun and guess the time of day. But the “time of day” isn’t a number. It’s the position of Earth’s rotation compared to the Sun. 

You can gather some information, such as “time” for lunch when the Sun appears overhead (as long as it’s not cloudy). When the sunset happens, you know it’s time to go home, eat, and get ready to sleep until the sunrise wakes you up. 

So time comes from the rhythm of daylight and darkness each day. However, the time will vary depending on your distance from the equator and the seasonal periods during Earth’s orbit around the sun.

Time is one of the most frequently used words, but “time” only exists in our minds. The concept of time came from the movement and rotation of our planet. Thus, time is a measurement of motion, which exists on clocks as numbers. 

We look at the clock's numbers and do some math in our minds to tell the time. The more accurate a clock, the more accurate the time, but it still relates to the position of the Sun compared to your location. 

Consider that time, as we know it, only exists on Earth, and every planet would have a system of different numbers on their clocks. 

It's strange that we also think there's another kind of "time" that allows the universe to exist. But it's not time; it's motion.

The Measurement of Motion

Time is the measurement of motion, but the universe doesn't need time to exist. 

Things like atoms, electrons, and photons are constantly moving. If you suggest that it takes "time" for things to move, and without "time," things can't move, you are confused, thinking the duration of motion is the force causing the motion. 

Clocks measure the duration of motion into a number of seconds, hours, or days. But time isn't a force causing motion; time is the measurement of the motion. 

Our language has twisted the meaning of time into an essential presence so that even scientists assume that time is needed before something can move. 

Wow, isn't it strange how time confuses us? For example, we always say the Sun moves across the sky instead of saying the Earth rotates. 

The Earth doesn't use or take time to rotate, it rotates by a constant force of momentum, F=ma, but we call the duration of Earth's rotation "time." 

One complete rotation of Earth is one day, but Earth didn't use the power of "time" to rotate. The rotation measurement is 24 hours because we assigned the time as 24 hours which is 86,400 seconds. 

One second is currently defined as the duration or period of 9,192,631,770 oscillations of a cesium atom. Thus, time is a measurement derived by counting the motion or frequency in an atom. 

Consider that on any other planet, the value of a second is different, and the speed of light would be different than 300,000 km/second.

Describing time without using our time-based language is challenging, but I trust you understand what I mean. My book Einstein Misled By Time, explains every aspect of time and your relationship to the time in your life.

Time to end my weekly newsletter. Stay tuned for daylight saving time, where we lose an hour of "time." Thanks for following me at https://lovinthings.com/.

Take care, and be mindful of your time, lol.

With gratitude, Erik Lovin xoxo


About the Author Erik Lovin

Erik has a BSc degree and is a retired professional photographer who is now a published author of many books. His passion is understanding how life and the universe work. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and science in your life. Erik is helping his tribe with questions about the universe. His goal is to help find a theory of everything (TOE). In order to do that, he is trying to prove light has mass and that the fabric of spacetime is a false theory. We are welcoming questions and answers that you might have about the universe.

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